THE Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Juffair opened its doors first in late 2011 and since has since been extremely well received with impressive growth results. The property recently had an official grand opening ceremony, held under the patronage of Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Culture, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Marriott International’s largest extended stay brand came to the region under a long term management agreement with International Trading and Investment Company.
“We are proud to open the first Residence Inn by Marriott in the Middle East which demonstrates the continued growth of Bahrain’s tourism sector, especially that the opening coincides with the city of Manama, unveiled as the Capital of Arab Tourism for 2013,” said Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Khalifa, chairman of the International Trading and Investment Company. “With the grand opening of Residence Inn by Marriott, we continue to build-on and contribute to Bahrain’s tourism growth which reflects our full confidence in the economic growth of Bahrain under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, his wise Government headed by HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa and the support of HRH Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander”
Bahrain’s hotel market has increased supply by 900 rooms in 2011 with the opening of various hotels including Residence Inn by Marriott, and an additional 1,300 rooms this year.
Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director of Marriott International, Middle East and Africa, commented, “Bahrain has always had solid economic growth potential, in a region which remains a key market for tourism development because of its oil wealth, high disposable income, and demographic growth. Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Juffair is our first Residence Inn property in the region, and our third lodging brand in the Kingdom, making us well placed particularly in the extended stay lodging segment to accommodate the expected increased number of visitors to Bahrain moving forward.”
The Residence Inn by Marriott offers a mix of spacious, stylish and residential-feel studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. A purposeful layout with designated zones allows guests to relax, work, eat, and sleep in their suites, while maintaining their routines at their own pace while traveling. Every suite features kitchens that come complete with full-sized refrigerators and stainless steel appliances that make living on the road easier for business travellers on long stays and families on leisure travel.
Residence Inn is Marriott International’s second largest lodging brand with more than 600 properties in North and Central America and the Caribbean with additional development under way in Europe and the Middle East and Africa.
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